Posted March 29, 2019 10:59:00A new federal lawsuit filed by the American Federation of Government Employees and the United Service Workers Union alleges that Comcast employees are being denied equal treatment because they’re not from the country they work for.
The plaintiffs are alleging that Comcast has discriminated against foreign workers in its cable, Internet and phone service and that the company has retaliated against them for filing the complaint.
The union also alleges that the discrimination stems from a culture of retaliation against employees who make complaints about Comcast’s workplace practices.
Comcast declined to comment on the new lawsuit.
“Comcast is an equal opportunity employer,” the company said in a statement.
“We welcome any legal process that can help us to remedy our actions and ensure that all employees are treated equally under the law.”
Comcast has faced criticism over the past few years, particularly in the wake of the 2016 protests against the company over alleged labor violations.
The company has said it is committed to making sure that all of its employees are afforded the same opportunities and are treated fairly.